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May. 25th, 2016

SG-1 awesome

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June reccers: volunteer post

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eivac

Xander in Atlantis by Coldhands (mature)

Show: SGA/Buffy

Rec Category: Crossover
Characters: Rodney McKay, Xander Harris (Buffy)
Pairings: Rodney McKay/Xander Harris
Categories: Gen, Humor, Crossover
Warnings: None
Author on LJ: Unknown
Author's Website: Coldhands at TthFanfic.org
Link: Xander in Atlantis

Why This Must Be Read: Several short ficlets centering on Xander, Rodney, and their relationship. An amusing and comical story, the relationship betwen Xander and Rodney are farcical. It's a jovial plot with a fabulous and fitting conclusion.

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canon vs. fanon, daniel archeology

sg_fignewton

Getting to Know You, by Jb (PG)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Outsider POV
Characters: Bill Lee, Daniel Jackson, Samantha Carter, Jack O'Neill, Janet Frasier
Categories: gen, drama, angst, hurt/comfort, Sam and Daniel friendship, Jack and Daniel friendship
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: sg1jb
Author's Website: Jb at AO3
Link: Getting to Know You

Why This Must Be Read: This fantastic exploration of the Bill Lee's first encounter with SG-1 - and, particularly, Daniel - is not only a gripping story, but also a wonderful outsider POV of team friendship. I love the way Bill tries to understand the dynamics of Sam and Jack and Daniel's interactions with one another, and how so much goes over his head even as the reader comprehends SG-1's unique closeness. Add typical Jb drama and tension, and you've got a long, engrossing story of SG-1 at its best.

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May. 21st, 2016

aithusa

morena_evensong

Pegasus Galaxy's Lost and Found Section by Stella Wind (PG-13)

Show: SGA
Rec Category: Alternate Universe
Characters: Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan, Ronon Dex, Aiden Ford, John Sheppard, Sora
Pairings: Ford/McKay, Teyla/Sora
Categories: Slash, Cannon AU
Warnings: None
Author on LJ: Unknown
Author's Website: AO3 Profile
Link: Pegasus Galaxy's Lost and Found Section

Why This Must Be Read: This story's an interesting look at what might've happened had Rodney found a way to stay behind in the Pegasus Galaxy after the Ancient's kicked the expedition out (no, I'll let you read and figure out how that happened, because it's quite clever in its simplicity). The pairings aren't ones I usually read, but Stella Wind does a lovely job of sneaking them into the story in a way that doesn't feel forced and yet makes it entirely secondary to the main plot of the story. She's got some interesting ideas here too, speculations about the Ancients, Atlantis, and also does a nice job of tying in a few places that got featured or mentioned in various episodes and shows their potential past what the show did.

It's possibly not the most exciting story ever, but the theories explored here are original and more than made up for that to me. It definitely deserves more love than it seems to have gotten on AO3, so go check it out!

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May. 20th, 2016

tentacle (pink)

mific

Within Arm's Reach (green_grrl) (E)

Show: SG1

Rec Category: Tentacle fic
Characters: Jack O'Neill, Daniel Jackson, Sam Carter, Teal'c, George Hammond, Janet Fraiser
Pairings: Jack O'Neill/Daniel Jackson
Categories: slash
Warnings: None
Author on LJ: green_grrl
Author's Website: See the AO3
Link: Within Arm's Reach on AO3

Why This Must Be Read: Happy and fairly fluffy (not literally) consensual tentacle fic for a change! Well, not that Daniel asked for them, but he gets used to them quickly and is generally enhanced - Jack certainly thinks so. This is in many ways the usual "oh no an alien tech disaster we must apply science" SG1 scenario, but Daniel rapidly adapts to his appendages and soon takes them for granted, and, as you'd expect, when things get slashy they're a lot of fun for both him and Jack. Also, unlike the various mutations we see in canon, Daniel gets to keep them (yay!) (minor spoiler)

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May. 17th, 2016


eivac

Godless Provenance by Lisette (mature)

Show: SG1/Buffy

Rec Category: Crossover
Characters: Jack O'Neil, Buffy Summer (Buffy)
Pairings: Jack O'Neil/Buffy Summer
Categories: Gen, Crossover
Warnings: Angst, Violence
Author on LJ: Unknown
Author's Website: Lisette at TthFanfic.org, FanFiction.net and Personal Website
Link: Godless Provenance

Why This Must Be Read: Glory's portal redirects the stargate wormhole just as SG1 steps through, putting both SG1 and Buffy in enemy hands.

It is an amazingly well thought out story. It does have a pairing I never expected to like (Buffy/Jack), but somehow the author makes it work really well. The chemistry between Buffy and Jack is just perfect. The bond of trust and love they have built due to the desperation of the situation they find themselves in is again perfect. And despite the terror and despair, there are still plenty of funny lines to make you smile.

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May. 13th, 2016

Shep tentacles

mific

The One With the Tentacle Hentai (Bironic) (E)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Tentacle fic
Characters: Rodney McKay, John Sheppard, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan, Evan Lorne
Pairings: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard (and each of them with the tentacle-monster)
Warnings: An Alien Makes Them Do It (with tentacles) - so: Consent Issues, Rape/Non-con Elements
Author on LJ: bironic
Author's Website: See the AO3
Link: Why Rodney Should Stop Recommending Planets the Ancients Struck from their Database, or, The One with Tentacle Hentai on AO3

Why This Must Be Read: First, because it's incredibly hot tentcle-fic and of course, really well written. But it's also an exploration of an accidental alien encounter exposing one of John's major kinks. Yes, as with all AMTDI tentacle fic it's non-con, initially anyway, but the nature of the alien creature's advances and the fact that they're both going through it together ramps up the experience for them both, and leaves Rodney with some insights into John - and into himself. The John/Rodney relationship is more UST than real, even in the epilogue, but we can hope ...
There's also a brief, super-hot epilogue In his room at night, alone

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May. 7th, 2016

Shep tentacles

mific

Read My Mind (by thingswithwings) (E)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Tentacle fic
Characters: Rodney McKay, John Sheppard
Pairings: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Categories: slash
Warnings: None
Author on LJ: thingswithwings
Author's Website: See the AO3
Link: Read My Mind on AO3

Why This Must Be Read: Tentacle fic this month, just for a change, so all my recs are going to be pretty high-rated. No idea why, but there's just not a lot of genfic in this category *grin* . This one is excellent, as it's a great exploration of the difference between fantasy and reality, as John and Rodney take the first steps toward a relationship. With the help of some tentacles, of course. Highly recommended.

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May. 3rd, 2016

aithusa

morena_evensong

Wolves of the Apocalypse by issaro (PG-13)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Alternate Universe
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Pairings: McKay/Sheppard
Categories: Slash, Apocafic, Angst
Warnings: Violence, Widespread Death, PTSD
Author on LJ: Unknown
Author's Website: AO3 profile
Link: Werewolves of the Apocalypse

Why This Must Be Read: It's an apocalypse fic with werewolves. How can anything possibly get more awesome than that? (I say this even though I'm not generally much of an apocafic fan.)

So, Werewolves of the Apocalypse is actually a series of two stories which the author had clearly intended to continue on at some point and didn't for whatever reason. Don't be scared by its unfinished status, though, because the open ending of the second story does make for a satisfying conclusion. In the first story, Travelling with Wolves, issaro does an amazing job of showing us our two characters meeting as well as their individual experiences of the end of the world, which were vastly different. The second story shows them getting to know each other better as they reach their destination, while tip-toeing around each other's idiosyncrasies and neurosis. Up until the end, issaro does a great job keeping the reader guessing as to what exactly happened to create the fever that killed the majority of the world's population. It's definitely well worth the read!

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May. 2nd, 2016

fic rec

sg_fignewton

May reccers

Many thanks to eivac , librarychick_94 , mific , morena_evensong , mudgems , patk , and sallynmn for all their April recs! I am happy to report that we had the recciest month of the year so far, with 25 recs. Go us! :)

Our reccers for May are:

eivac : Crossovers

mific : Tentacle Fic

morena_evensong : AU

patk : John and Rodney Friendship

I'll be around, too, making my usual random recs, as will the admins as recurrent reccers.

Reccers, you all have access and can start posting at any time. Remember that you have committed yourself to reccing at least two fics over the course of May, although of course we will be happy with more. Feel free to use the copy-and-paste template from the reccer's FAQ for your convenience.

May. 1st, 2016

don't say ka

sg_fignewton

May reccers: last call!

We had a very productive March, but only three signups for reccing in May. So while the new month's reccers already have access and can start posting, I will wait until tomorrow (Monday) to make the official announcement for May. If you want to join the list of those who are reccing at least two of their favorite stories this month, please go to this link and sign up!
broken glass Sheppard

patk

"The Quantity of a Whole" by melagan (Teen And Up Audiences)

Show: SGA
Rec Category: Team
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan, Ronon Dex
Pairings: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Categories: slash
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: melagan
Author's Website: none
Link: The Quantity of a Whole by melagan

Summary by the author:
Everyone works together when Ronon reveals his plan to destroy a Hive ship.

On AO3 the author tagged the story also with "Team as Family" - can't say it better.

Written from a great Ronon POV, we see the team through his eyes - melagan does an *awesome* job with that. And I love how Ronon is shown matching the background we know from the show: as a member of his homeworld force with knowledge according to his former rank and function. This story would also very well match the "Ronon"-category, but since team plays such a big role in it, the story fits the "Team"-category as well. This could easily have been an episode.

Since it's an SGA-Reverse-Bang-story you should not forget to follow the link on AO3 to the great artwork that inspired the story.



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mific

On the Road To Come What May (by rhymer23) (T)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Outsider POV
Characters: Rodney McKay, John Sheppard, Teyla Emmagan, Ronon Dex, OMCs, OFCs
Categories: Gen
Warnings: None
Author on LJ: rhymer23
Author's Website: See the AO3
Link: On the Road To Come What May on AO3

Why This Must Be Read: I'm slipping this one in as it's still April 30th in some parts of the globe :). But I couldn't end a rec-series on Outsider POV without one by rhymer23, who's written some great outsider POV stories. This one is a novel-length epic, and a riveting action/adventure and hurt/comfort tale about the team, on a mission-gone-wrong. It's told entirely through a series of OMCs and OFCs from that world, and is a really great read.

Author's Summary:  It started with a strange vessel crashing down from the sky. Then three strangers appeared in a decaying city, willing to risk everything to rescue an imprisoned friend. For those caught up in the adventures of these four, nothing will ever be the same again. (Team adventure seen through the eyes of original characters.)

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Apr. 30th, 2016

eating

mudgems

To Patch With Gold by UnabashedBird (Teen)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Daniel/Vala
Characters: Daniel, Vala, Sam, Cam, Teal'c
Categories: Het, Angst, Episode Related, Canon Divergence
Warnings: References to rape/non-con
Author on LJ: unabashedbird
Link: To Patch With Gold

Why This Must Be Read: Because it's so perfectly, brokenly them. It's Vala vulnerable and hurting and strong. It's Daniel pissy and lonely and fighting this thing with everything he has. UnabashedBird takes some of those moments from canon that could have blossomed, that could have sparked into something a little bit more with just a nudge and a tweak, then lets the whole thing take off mid-way through the last season and tames the rest to dance to her tune. I'm a sucker for believable 'this is how they could have got it together' fic, and this one is masterful.

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Apr. 29th, 2016

broken glass Sheppard

patk

"Table Set for Four" by Domenika Marzione (no rating given)

Show: SGA
Rec Category: Team
Characters: Elizabeth Weir, Radek Zelenka, Halling, in absentia: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan, Ronon Dex
Pairings: none
Categories: gen
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: miss_porcupine
On DW she's "domarzione"
Author's Website: The DMZ
Link: Table Set for Four by Domenika Marzione

Summary by the author:
After The Lost Boys, Sheppard's team is gone, but not forgotten. [Completed 10 October 2005 for the Food &
Buildings challenge]

The missing team members and the holes their disappearance left seen through the eyes of other people.
Creative, insightful and in places oddly touching.

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Ronon

mific

Tea and Sympathy (by sabinelagrande) (T)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Outsider POV
Characters: John Sheppard, Ronon Dex,
Pairings: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Categories: slash and friendship
Warnings: None
Author on LJ: sabinelagrande
Author's Website: See the AO3
Link: Tea and Sympathy on AO3

Why This Must Be Read: This one isn't very outsidery, because it's Ronon's take as an (alien) friend, on John and Rodney's relationship. And yet it is outsider POV, because in not very many words, sabine manages to tell us a hell of a lot about Satedan culture and Atlantis culture, and how Atlantis - and John and Rodney - have weathered the ending of DADT. This fic is also great because it's funny - Sheppard bitching about Rodney is a hoot, and Ronon is the best non-listening listener ever. It always makes me laugh.

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Apr. 27th, 2016

aithusa

morena_evensong

But For The One by PhoenixE (G)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Alternate Universe
Characters: Jack O'Neill, Sam Carter, Catherine Langford, General Hammond, Danial Jackson
Pairings: Jack O'Neill/Sam Carter, pre-Jack O'Neill/Daniel Jackson
Categories: Het, pre-slash
Warnings: some Sam-bashing (from Jack's POV in the context of a failing relationship)
Author on LJ: Unknown
Author's Website: JD Divas profile, Area 52 profile or The Alpha Gate profile
Link: on JD-Divas or The Alpha Gate

Why This Must Be Read: I seriously cannot believe this story has not been recced here! Or maybe it has, just not in this category. If there's any Jack/Daniel fan out there who hasn't read this story yet, you really, really should. While originally written as a sort of preview for a much longer story (that will sadly probably never get written at this point), it stands on its own quite nicely.

There are a lot of stories out there that deal with the idea of an alternate universe where Daniel didn't join the Stargate Program when Doctor Langford tried to recruit him. Heck, the show itself has done it a few times. PhoenixE has taken this pretext and gone with a different approach than most people, who assume that somehow Sam and her crew would've eventually figured out how to work the gate even if it took them longer to do so. If you're interested in her actual thought process, PhoenixE says it best herself in her extra-long author's note. And so we start this story with a failing Portal Command and a failing relationship between Colonel Jack O'Neill and Doctor Samantha Carter -- if you're a fan of the pairing you might want to skip this story, although to be clear Sam isn't actually being vilified here as such.

Enough talk. This is an interesting look at a 'what if' scenario, told from Jack's point of view with all the sarcastic inner dialogue you'd expect from the guy. Also, it's Phoenix E.

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Apr. 26th, 2016

aithusa

morena_evensong

Splinters and Stones by Perryvic and Zaganthi (NC-17)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Alternate Universe
Characters: Rodney McKay, John Sheppard, Carson Beckett, Radek Zelenka, Acustus Kolya, SG-1
Pairings: Rodney McKay/Carson Beckett, Rodney McKay/John Sheppard/Carson Beckett, John Sheppard/Others
Categories: Slash, AU, Distopia, Hurt/Comfort, Angst, pre-Atlantis
Warnings: Dub-con, Non-con, Violence, Angst, Slavery
Author on LJ: Unknown
Author's Website: Caffiends user profile
Link: Splinters and Stones or on AO3.

Why This Must Be Read: This story is an amazing bit of world-building. I truly appreciate an alternate universe story where the author doesn't waste the first several paragraphs explaining the world the story takes place in. Perryvic and Zaganthi throw their reader into this vastly different, distopian world and let the story and character interactions do the explaining for them. There's also just something very fascinating about the timeline Perryvic and Zaganthi chose for this story, which begins part-way through the SG1 episode "48 Hours" and then continues into Rodney's exile in Siberia. Except that he doesn't go alone. And Acustus Kolya is Russian.

If you like a good dark, distopian fic, then go read this one.
radek 3, stargate 21

sallymn

Our Great Divide, by Mar Komi (PG)

Our Great Divide, by Mar Komi (PG)
Show: SGA
Rec Category: Radek Zelenka
Characters: Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagen
Pairing: none
Het/Slash/Gen: Gen

Link: , or on FFnet

Why this must be read:

Hurt-comfort is definitely one of my guilty pleasures :) especially when the hurtee is one of my favourite characters, and this is really really good hurt-comfort. And alien bacteria/diseases can make for particularly satisyng hurt... this time poor Radek is the victim, slowly dying despite the efforts of three doctors (it's S5, so we have Keller, Carson (yay!!!) and the from-S1-but-extremely-memorable Biro). The reactions of all of the characters are lovely, (I loved Teyla's part) but especially, of course, his fellow scientist not-about-to-admit-it-for-a-moment friend and fierce, arrogant bulldog Rodney... another of my less guilty pleasures being the Radek and Rodney relationship, and the fact that, for all their bitching and bickering, they have a connection that the others don't get, Rodney understands what Radek would want in a way that non-scientists can't

Zelenka just tilted. He knocked over a coffee cart as he fell, and a tray and six empty mugs went crashing to the floor with him. John was on his feet in a nanosecond, but Ronon was closer and even faster. He lunged forward and caught the Czech just in time to prevent his head from hitting the floor.

The room fell dead quiet for a moment, then everybody got to their feet to have a closer look. Ronon turned Radek around and cradled him in his arms, and as John stepped up beside them the Satedan looked up at him. "He's burning."

John tapped his earpiece. "Medical team to the conference room."

"It'll be faster to just bring him there," Ronon said. He scooped Zelenka up into his arms and staggered to his feet. Radek didn't even make a sound as he was carried out of the room.

John looked at McKay. The Canadian stood in the exact same position as he had before, still looking shocked and confused. His eyes were glued to the door Ronon had just disappeared through and for several moments he didn't move. Then he seemed to realize that everyone was looking at him and he pulled his eyes away from the door and let them drift across the room until they finally came to a rest at John. "I didn't..."


There's also a lovely little sequel, Underneath, about the fallout from the first story.

Apr. 25th, 2016


eivac

Keys to Pegasus by Hermionetobe (mature)

Show: SGA/Buffy

Rec Category: Crossover
Characters: Rodney McKay, John Sheppard, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan, Dawn Summer (Buffy)
Pairings: Ronon Dex/Dawn Summer
Categories: Gen, Crossover
Warnings: Angst, Violence
Author on LJ: Unknown
Author's Website: Hermionetobe at TthFanfic.org
Link: Keys to Pegasus

Why This Must Be Read: Dawn Summer is being dumped in another galaxy with no warning what so ever. After spending a LONG time alone (& growing up in the process), she encounters SGA as they exit into her new world's stargate.

This is the second of a 5 story series although I have to admit the first story didn't add any value to the overall arc so you can skip that if you want.

But doesn't change the fact that it is exciting and fun for the most part. It has drama, romance, action, and humor mixed in. An enjoyable, epic time of reading!

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jonas fic

sg_fignewton

May reccers: volunteer post

This entry will be open to volunteers through April 30th. The official list of monthly reccers will be posted on Sunday.

Comment with the username you'll be using to rec and the category you want, choosing a category from the list below or selecting a more rare category that has been used in the past. If you want to rec a category that is not on the list below or in the community memories, feel free to ask. Remember that you may volunteer for a category that isn't listed.

By signing up, you are committing yourself to reccing at least two (preferably four) stories in that category during the month of May. April reccers may only sign up for next month after posting their minimum two recs for this month. The FAQ and rec template, with detailed instructions, can be found here.

You must be a member of stargateficrec in order to post, so if you're a new reccer, be sure to join the community.

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Apr. 21st, 2016

sam jack genfic

sg_fignewton

The Stars Have Gone to Bed and So Must I, by Pepper (G)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Sam and Jack friendship
Characters: Samantha Carter, Jack O'Neill
Categories:gen, humor
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: pepper_field
Author's Website: PepperF at AO3
Link: The Stars Have Gone to Bed and So Must I

Why This Must Be Read: This is pure, adorable, gen fluff. Sam comes to Jack's rescue in a rather dizzying situation. Absolutely guaranteed to make you smile!


"Sir, it's okay, really," she persisted. "The stars are – are just fine. They're really hard to destroy. And I should know," she added, with a smile.
AR1 team

mific

Suburban consumption rituals (by Torch) (G)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Outsider POV
Characters: Rodney McKay, John Sheppard, Teyla Emmagan, Ronon Dex, alien OCs
Categories: Gen
Warnings: None
Author on LJ: flambeau
Author's Website: See the AO3
Link: Suburban consumption rituals on AO3

Why This Must Be Read: This is as "outsider" as Outsider POV ever gets - a truly alien POV of AR-1 on a mission gone very badly wrong. It's funny, strange, and rather alarming from our perspective (but ultimately all's well). Rodney may never be able to contemplate cats again without a shudder - or not alien almost-cats, anyway. Torch's writing is brilliant, as ever.

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Apr. 20th, 2016

teal'c

sg_fignewton

In Battle's Fury, Silence, by Skieswideopen (PG)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Teal'c
Characters: Teal'c
Categories: gen, pre-series, angst, character study
Warnings: Jaffa battles; slight reference to Teal'c/Drey'auc
Author on LJ: skieswideopen
Author's Website: Skieswideopen at AO3
Link: In Battle's Fury, Silence (The Pale Battalions Remix)

Why This Must Be Read: Powerful and painful, this is a stark, vivid painting of Teal'c's life as First Prime to Apophis. Canon tells us that Teal'c's rejection of the Goa'uld was a long, struggling process; this bleak character study is another step along the way.


There was nothing remarkable about the battle. Nothing at all.
teamy goodness

sg_fignewton

Hive Virus, by Havocthecat (PG)

Show: SG-1/SGA

Rec Category: Team
Characters: Samantha Carter, Teal'c, Daniel Jackson, Jack O'Neill, Elizabeth Weir
Categories: gen, humor, awesomeness, crossover
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: havocthecat
Author's Website: havocthecat at AO3
Link: Hive Virus

Why This Must Be Read: Classic SG-1 team being awesome in Atlantis!

...What, you need more?

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